For Monday, July 19th, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. At 11:30 a.m. D.C., time President Biden will offer remarks regarding the economic recovery. In the afternoon President Biden and First Lady Dr., Jill Biden will host their Majesties King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II.
On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki explained the visit of the Royals would; highlight the enduring and strategic partnership between the United States and Jordan, a key security partner and ally of the United States. It will be an opportunity to discuss the many challenges facing the Middle East and showcase Jordan’s leadership role in promoting peace and stability in the region.
Regarding his remarks Psaki said; on the economic recovery and the progress made under his administration — taking the country from 60,000 new jobs per month to 600,000 new jobs per month, and from 1 percent of Americans vaccinated to more than two thirds of adults with at least one shot. He’ll explain why his Rescue Plan has helped us get here and will continue supporting Americans throughout the year, and why we need the infrastructure agreement and his Build Back Better plan to sustain that growth in the years to come while keeping inflation in check for the long term.
He has tweeted 3 times for Monday so far.
The first tweet quoting those remarks…
When Friday’s Open Thread was posted, President Biden had 2 tweets. He added 3 more tweets giving himself a Friday Tweeting Total of 5 tweets and 0 retweets. He tweeted 3 times on Sunday, I’m going to sprinkle those three tweets among his Friday and Saturday tweets as they are semi-related…
Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the White House on Thursday, July, 15th, 2021.
Their joint presser remarks can be found here.
The White House published the Washington Declaration and a fact-sheet regarding the U.S.,-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership.
Chancellor Merkel has declined to run for another term as German Chancellor, the election to find her replacement is September 26th, 2021, according to Google.
On Sunday he tweeted…
Apparently, word got to @POTUS that I was making over my little afternoon article, so, he tossed in his own new way of tweeting for Saturday. In total for Saturday there are 8 tweets and 0 retweets.
Yesterday’s Federal court ruling is deeply disappointing. While the court’s order does not now affect current DACA recipients, this decision nonetheless relegates hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to an uncertain future. It is my fervent hope that Congress will act.— President Biden (@POTUS) July 17, 2021
Read my full statement:— President Biden (@POTUS) July 17, 2021
His full statement:
In 2012, the Obama-Biden Administration created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to remain in the United States, to live, study, and work in our communities. Nine years later, Congress has not acted to provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers.
Yesterday’s Federal court ruling is deeply disappointing. While the court’s order does not now affect current DACA recipients, this decision nonetheless relegates hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to an uncertain future. The Department of Justice intends to appeal this decision in order to preserve and fortify DACA. And, as the court recognized, the Department of Homeland Security plans to issue a proposed rule concerning DACA in the near future.
But only Congress can ensure a permanent solution by granting a path to citizenship for Dreamers that will provide the certainty and stability that these young people need and deserve. I have repeatedly called on Congress to pass the American Dream and Promise Act, and I now renew that call with the greatest urgency. It is my fervent hope that through reconciliation or other means, Congress will finally provide security to all Dreamers, who have lived too long in fear.White House.gov. 07/19/2021.
Reuters reported on Saturday, that Friday U.S. Federal Judge Andrew Hanen; sided with a group of states suing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, arguing that it was illegally created by former President Barack Obama in 2012. Hanen found the program violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when it was created but said that since there were so many people currently enrolled in the program – nearly 650,000 – his ruling would be temporarily stayed for their cases and their renewal applications. “To be clear,” the judge said, the order does not require the government to take “any immigration, deportation or criminal action against any DACA recipient.”
He also added that the government could continue to process new applicants as ordered by a Federal Judge in a separate case, but that the government could not approve those applicants at this time.
Democratic Congressman John Lewis (GA), passed away one year ago on July 17th, 2021, President Biden issued a White House statement and a tweet to honor the Congressman’s memory.
Days before he died one year ago today, Jill and I spoke with John Lewis for the last time. He was in those final days as he was throughout his remarkable life – at peace and full of dignity and grace. Instead of answering our concerns for him, he asked us to remain focused on the unfinished work – his life’s work – of healing and uniting this nation.
Over the past six months in office, we find ourselves often reflecting on that last conversation. For all the historic progress we have made as a nation to beat this pandemic and repair and rebuild the economy, we know there is more work to do to deliver the promise of America to all Americans. That means ensuring equity remains at the heart of our vaccine effort and that health care is a right not a privilege. It means building an economy that respects the dignity of working people with good jobs and good wages. It means ensuring equal justice under law is real in practice and not just a promise etched in stone.
Perhaps most of all, it means continuing the cause that John was willing to give his life for: protecting the sacred right to vote. Not since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s have we seen such unrelenting attacks on voting rights and the integrity of our elections – from the Big Lie to the insurrection on January 6th to the new waves of voter suppression and a new front of election subversion.
John once said, “Freedom is not a state; it is an act.” On this day of remembrance, let us continue to act.
I again call on Congress to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act so I can sign them into law. And as a nation, let us act and forge a coalition of Americans of every background and political party — advocates, students, faith leaders, labor leaders, business executives — and raise the urgency of this moment.
For We the People, for our democracy, for America itself – we must act.
With John’s spirit guiding us, we must be unafraid and never, ever give up.White House.gov. 07/17/2021.
The Child Tax Credit payments started hitting bank accounts on July, 15th, 2021.
The White House posted a fact-sheet regarding the tax payments.
President Biden and Vice President Harris offered remarks regarding the tax payments.
For more info on the tax payments @IRS.gov.
His Build Back Better agenda can be found here.
Sunday’s semi-related, sort-of, tweet regarding our health…
And now we get to the new way of Presidential Tweeting…
As part of the weekly “On the Line” series, President Biden this week, answered social media questions.
The video is 2 minutes and 11 seconds long. The first question was posted on Instagram the users name is blurred out. I believe the question of “define infrastructure” appeared on this Instagram post. His reply can be found in the first 33 seconds of the video.
He replied to this tweet from June, 29th, 2021.
Can you imagine how much FUN the Press Pool has when they travel with @POTUS @JoeBiden? They KNOW that there WILL be an ice cream stop at some point in their day.🍦— Susan 🌻🖖 🇺🇸 🌊🌊🌊 🌎🌍🌏 (@SusanBostonMama) June 30, 2021
Doesn’t get any more American than stopping for an ice cream cone. https://t.co/VctfYmkAZD
Well, you know they have to cover me wherever I travel, so the least I could do is make sure they get some ice cream!— President Biden (@POTUS) July 17, 2021
Speaking of ice cream, I present his last tweet from Sunday…
He answers, not really, another Instagram post…this time the name is not blurred. I believe it’s this post from Thursday or Friday (Instagram is not a social media platform I use often.)
The question and reply can be found at the 48 second mark of the video.
The next reply is to a tweet from December 18th, 2021, (that’s my brothers birthday).
@JoeBiden @KamalaHarris @PeteButtigieg— Tanya Graham, DVM (ret) 💙 (@TanyaGrahamDVM) December 19, 2020
When we talk about infrastructure, that must include public health. It’s every bit as important as the bridges, roads, trains and planes. https://t.co/is2us1JYBY
You’re absolutely right. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is the largest investment in clean drinking water in history, replacing all the lead pipes and service lines in America.— President Biden (@POTUS) July 17, 2021
Because he hates me, I guess, it’s another Instagram reply to end the video. This one I think, Instagram doesn’t put the replies up top, or else, I’m just too new to it’s platform to find the replies faster, is the one, shown in the video…
President Biden’s economic recovery remarks are scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. D.C., time.
The White House daily brief is scheduled to stat at 12:30 p.m. D.C., time.
This is an Open Thread.
P.S., big thanks to Lenny Ghoul, for creating my new image, and helping me get over the hate I had for my headline.